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Study examines professors' writing assignments for studentsOpen in a New Window

National study examines the nature of assignments -- and finds many of them lacking in creativity.

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Community college that serves Ferguson, Mo., has high aspirations -- but low graduation ratesOpen in a New Window

The community college that serves students not unlike Michael Brown is a local hub important enough that Attorney General Holder made the campus his first stop. Local students see the college as a way out.

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A building on St. Louis Community College's Ferguson campus

 

College-level statistics trumps remedial algebra in CUNY studyOpen in a New Window

Students fare better by skipping remediation and instead taking statistics with an additional workshop, new CUNY study finds, fueling state remedial reforms.

 

New report on international admissions at U.S. graduate schools shows continued growth and shifting student mixOpen in a New Window

New report on international admissions at U.S. graduate schools shows continued growth, driven by big increases in Indian students and despite modest drop in applications from China. 

 

Poland sends top academics to special courses in CaliforniaOpen in a New Window

New initiative sends top Polish academics to special 9-week courses at Stanford and Berkeley.

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New presidents or provosts: Brown Carroll Lehigh Carbon NIU Salus Scranton Vanguard TTUOpen in a New Window

  • James Ball, vice president of academic and student affairs and dean of the faculty at Carroll Community College, in Maryland, has been promoted to president there.
  • Ann D. Bieber, interim president of Lehigh Carbon Community College, in Pennsylvania, has been named to the job on a permanent basis.

 

Consultants' best case scenarios rarely realityOpen in a New Window

Consultants help colleges save money, but not as much as colleges might expect, according to a new report.

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Group wants to help professors fight against sexual assault on campusOpen in a New Window

Some faculty members want to play a bigger role in the fight against campus sexual assault. A new national advocacy group aims to help them do that.

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New survey offers insights on international student satisfaction in three countriesOpen in a New Window

Those studying in other countries are broadly satisfied but satisfaction levels vary by country of origin. Large numbers of students from any one nation can inhibit integration, survey finds.

 

ACT's annual score report shows languishing racial gaps, mediocre scoresOpen in a New Window

The ACT's annual score report, released today, shows persistent racial achievement gaps and stagnant average scores -- with the majority of test-takers failing to meet college readiness benchmarks.

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